Penned by Dee Dee Ramone, the legendary rock band initially released “Outside” on 1983’s Subterranean Jungle. Oldham recorded his take on the song under the Bonnie “Prince” Billy moniker in 2016. Will was joined on the cover by David Berman, Chris Scruggs (Fabulous Superlatives), William Tyler and Pete Townshend (not the same artists as The Who guitarist). David Berman tragically died by suicide in 2019. The cover arrived just over three years to the day of the Silver Jews and Purple Mountain founder’s death.
Stream/purchase Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “Outsider” cover below:
Bonnie “Prince” Billy starts a tour of New England tonight in Woodstock, Vermont. Oldham follows the August dates with a run through California next month. The artist expanded his 2022 tour schedule with November concerts in Urbana, Illinois (November 4); Berwyn, Illinois (November 5) and Indianapolis (November 6).